Posts Categorized: Childbirth Education

Family Centered Cesarean

family centered cesarean

Family Centered Cesarean The practice of family-centered cesarean (also known as “gentle cesarean”) is becoming more widely talked about in the birth community as well as mainstream media outlets. We are excited to see this shift towards a gentler cesarean because it indicates a shift to mother-centered care that better supports her and her family… Read more »

Birth Classes in Bowie and Annapolis, Maryland

Childbirth classes in bowie and annapolis, Maryland

Birth Classes In Bowie and Annapolis, Maryland We are excited to introduce you to another one of our amazing instructors today. Lauren McClain is an incredible woman, former school teacher, mother of three, gatherer of breech baby knowledge, and she teaches birth classes in Bowie and Annapolis, Maryland. Those in her area are lucky to… Read more »

Chiropractic Care For Pregnant Women

chiropractic care for pregnant women

Chiropractic Care For Pregnant Women Birth workers who pay attention have long realized that chiropractic care for pregnant women can make an incredible positive difference in the birth experience. This guest post from our resident chiropractic expert, Dr Kristin Hosaka, explains not just the benefit of chiropractic care for pregnant women, but exactly how it… Read more »

Birth Boot Camp Retreat, 2015

Supporting Arms, Birth Boot Camp Retreat, 2015

Birth Boot Camp Retreat, 2015 At Birth Boot Camp, we love educating couples through online and in-person childbirth classes. We also love watching our instructors and doulas grow in knowledge and education. Every three years (despite begging for more often) we have committed to hosting a Birth Boot Camp Retreat. A few months ago we… Read more »

Low Amniotic Fluid Levels

Low Amniotic Fluid Levels

Low Amniotic Fluid Levels About 4% of women will be diagnosed as having low amniotic fluid levels. The diagnosis of low fluid levels can bring feelings of worry and many questions about what this means for the mom and her baby. Each couple deserves to better understand this important diagnosis and how it can impact… Read more »

Birth Classes in San Antonio, TX

Childbirth Classes in San Antonio, TX

Birth Classes in San Antonio, TX We have incredible women teaching childbirth classes all over the country. Today we would like to introduce you to Valerie Lopez, who teaches birth classes in San Antonio, TX. If you are planning an amazing birth- you should take a birth class with her! First, could you introduce yourself?… Read more »

Strengthen The Pelvic Floor Without Kegels

strengthen the pelvic floor without kegels

Strengthen The Pelvic Floor Without Kegels What pregnant or post-baby mama doesn’t worry about their pelvic floor? Those sudden sneezes that make you need to clench up and cross your legs…they don’t have to be part of your life! Yes, the stressed or weakened pelvic floor is the culprit behind those “oops” moments. We all… Read more »

The Birth Boot Camp Noncompete

birth boot camp noncompete

The Birth Boot Camp Noncompete My name is Donna Ryan and I am the founder of Birth Boot Camp. I’ve taught childbirth education since 2003 and have seen couples transformed with the birth of their babies. I am honored to bring Birth Boot Camp to the world with an amazing team of women. When Birth… Read more »

Should Your Natural Childbirth Educator Have Given Birth Naturally?

Should Your Natural Childbirth Educator Have Given Birth Naturally?

  Should Your Natural Childbirth Educator Have Given Birth Naturally? At Birth Boot Camp, we require that all of our natural childbirth educators have themselves had a natural childbirth. Reactions to our natural birth requirement for instructors are sometimes interesting. For some, the response is, “Of course my natural birth teacher should have had a… Read more »

Changing Our Perceptions of Birth

Changing our perceptions of birth

Changing Our Perceptions of Birth “Going in to labor with no *real* knowledge of what is happening is scary. So many of our perceptions come from the media where birth is very fast and very dangerous. When we take a comprehensive childbirth class and surround ourselves with positive ideas about birth, it actually alters the… Read more »